As always, I’m late for this week’s Sepia Saturday but how could I resist this topic? Many decades ago, when I was first at uni and met Mr Cassmob, we both had a “thing” for Rodin’s sculpture “The Kiss”. The sculpture, in various modes, has been reproduced many times and I think the first time … More Sepia Saturday: The Kiss
This week’s theme for Sepia Saturday evoked a particular family memory as soon as I saw it, though I can’t believe it’s twenty years since this enjoyable day out. Our youngest daughter had been on a gap year after finishing uni and had been working at a pub in Hook Norton, Oxfordshire for six months … More Sepia Saturday: A Pint in the Sun
This series of blog posts is part of the A to Z 2019 Blogging Challenge in which I will write snapshot memories of my early married life in the then Territory of Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea was my introduction to travel Not just for work relocations But on charter flights or Trips Down … More Travel and the Trobriands
Yes, it’s Tuesday, but unfortunately my internet was on strike yesterday. This (Monday) morning, I was reflecting on the changes over the decades to flying and travelling internationally (and domestic). My mother-in-law had a mantra which we maintain: “tickets, passport, wallets, kids”. Now that the latter are adults and we’re empty nesters, we can automatically … More Monday Memories: Flying and travel
Last Saturday’s Sepia Saturday 242 theme was fans, costumes etc in which host and coordinator Alan amused with his comments:I have never been a fan of fans. Whether they are slats of painted paper or those large metallic jobs that whirr around and threaten to lift your hairpiece into space, I would never volunteer to act … More Sepia Saturday 242: A costume fan
I’ve been having a frivolous conversation on Facebook with my friend Sharn from Family History 4 U and Family Convictions and her overseas mates. The topic has been about Australian vernacular expressions and how they can be so easily misunderstood by non-Aussies. It finally occurred to me that I’d done a series of Aussie-isms in … More A winter excursion to the Top End?
It’s ages since I did a Book of Me post but then I found Julie’s topic for this week is Easter memories…just when I’d been reflecting on that very topic last night and how I’m completely underwhelmed by the Easter palaver these days. This was Julie’s key question: What does Easter Mean to you? A … More Book of Me: Week 34 Easter Memories
There’s been lots of discussion about genea-cruising lately in GeniAus’s great hangouts. In all of our angst thinking about packing and gadding around while on board a cruise, have we not placed enough emphasis on what we might do with our spare time when not absorbed in conferencing or chattering networking with our genimates? So a few … More Don’t forget your research – and PRE-ORDER
This week GeniAus hosted another Hangout – to which she’s become somewhat addicted <smile>> The topic this week was “Packing for a Geneajaunt”. Since this time next week we’ll be sailing through Sydney Heads on the 4th Unlock the Past (UTP) cruise. My spare bed is currently inundated with bits and pieces of packing which … More Packing for the 4th UTP geneacruise
Back in 1984, the Cass Mob ventured forth on their first skiing expedition as part of a driving trip around New Zealand. We’d first been there in 1975 but at a different time of the year, and with no plans to ski. This time we had promised the girls there’d be snow…and plenty of it. … More Sepia Saturday : Skiing the black runs…or not!